Chopra stepping down as U.S. CTO; 'Smart' underwear developed for soldiers;

> Aneesh Chopra is stepping down from his post as U.S. Chief Technology Officer amid speculation that he will run for lieutenant governor of Virginia, the Washington Post's Federal Eye blog reports. According to a FedScoop post, Todd Park, CTO for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, could be a potential replacement. Blog Post

> Surgeons at the physician group Cardiology Consultants, located on the campus of Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care, recently performed the first procedure using the world's smallest heart pump, reports the Pensacola News Journal. Brief

> Researchers with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command office and the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center recently created "smart" underwear that can keep track of a soldier's vitals such as heart rate and skin temperature, FoxNews reports. According to the article, the underwear could help identify fatigue in real time and alert both the soldier and the soldier's superior. Article

> New research from the University of California Davis has found that more sophisticated radiation therapy technology improves the quality of life for head and neck cancer patients over those treated with older radiation therapy, according to an article on Article

And Finally... Some people just like to keep it old school. Article

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